Choosing The Perfect New Years Resolution

I’ll admit it.
I have always been terrible at keeping my New Year Resolution. My mind wanders. Life throws curveballs and by the middle of the year, I feel like a failure if I haven’t achieved any of my goals on the list. 2017 was a different story. This time for my resolution, I decided to focus on ONE WORD. My word was PURPOSE. As I look back, I can say for the first time I feel that I have accomplished my New Years Resolutions. Every move had to have a purpose. Every day had to have a purpose. I didn’t settle for anything that didn’t have a purpose. When I used this word to make decisions, it was easier to identify which things to say no to, choices were easier to make.

 

A FEW EXAMPLES OF HOW I APPLIED MY WORD RESOLUTION IN DIFFERENT AREAS IN MY LIFE:

  • Mother: Every day I made it my purpose to teach little one something, make sure he ate healthy and make sure we did something creative.

  • Creative: I picked up my camera and started taking pictures of things, moments and ideas that were important to me instead of what I thought other people would like on social media. I also started my blog this year, it was something I put off for a couple years, but since it was important to me, I decided to make it my purpose to write every week and share my thoughts.

  • Friend: I reached out more often because I made it my purpose to be present for people I love. I have a bad habit of being very reclusive at times, but this year I checked up on friends and sent random texts saying hello.

  • Time: If I had the time to use to help others or do something on my to do list, I didn’t  make excuses. I would remember that I have a purpose and to take advantage of every minute.

 

FOR THE NEW YEAR TO COME, I HOPE THAT INSTEAD OF DEALING WITH A LIST OF THINGS TO DO, YOU COULD INSTEAD FIND A WORD THAT YOU CAN SAY TO YOURSELF THROUGHOUT THE DAY THAT WILL KEEP YOU ON TRACK.

 

ONE WORD RESOLUTION SUGGESTIONS:

1. Benevolence
2. Confidence
3. Healthy
4. Righteous
5. Grace
6. Patience
7. Knowledge
8. Invest
9. Simplicity
10. Create

SHORT PHRASE RESOLUTION SUGGESTIONS:

1. New Experiences
2. Carpe Diem (Seize The Day)
3. Where there is a will, There is a way.
4. Dream it, Do it.
5. Fortune favors the brave.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS JUST A METHOD THAT PERSONALLY WORKED FOR ME THAT I WANTED TO SHARE. YOU CAN TAKE IT AND RUN WITH IT OR FIND ANOTHER WAY THAT WILL KEEP YOU ON TRACK. I WISH YOU ALL MUCH SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS FOR THE NEW YEAR TO COME. SEE YOU IN 2018!


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E.V.